Rio Ferdinand: Why I’ve always liked Liverpool FC star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Man United legend believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is finding a greater consistency at Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Photo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain/Instagram

Rio Ferdinand believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is starting to find consistency at Liverpool FC.

The England international moved to Liverpool FC from Arsenal in a £35m deal on transfer deadline day in the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old was stagnating at the north London club and turned down the offer of a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected a potential move to defending Premier League champions Chelsea FC in favour of a switch to Liverpool FC.

The England star scored in Liverpool FC’s 4-3 win against Manchester City at Anfield to end the Citizens’ unbeaten start to the season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain netted an even better goal to double the Merseyside outfit’s advantage in a 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand explained why he has always been a big admirer of Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“I’ve always liked him in this position,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“I saw him play against Man United as a 16-17-year-old against Southampton and I thought he’s someone who can get the ball and break from midfield lines and cause problems.

“It’s just about decision-making and getting to play in that position consistently and learn it. He’s doing that here [at Liverpool].”

Liverpool FC will take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early kick-off.

The Reds will make the return trip to Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League last-eight clash on Tuesday night.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored three goals and has made five assists in 29 appearances in the Premier League this term.

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